When we first pulled into the driveway of Castle Leslie Estate, I spied the sign for Castle Leslie Equestrian Centre. I was giddy with excitement. Even though my husband is not an equestrian, he was able to accommodate my desires for a horseback riding vacation without compromising his holiday. That’s why Castle Leslie is the […]
Irish National Stud isn’t a headline ripped from the pages of People Magazine. It’s a horse-lovers dream come true in County Kildare, Ireland. Irish National Stud & Gardens, just 30 miles from Dublin, is a must visit for the equestrian, horse-crazy girls and, believe it or not, garden lovers. That’s right, this Irish Stallion playground, […]
There’s something magical about taking a horseback riding vacation in Ireland. When my husband and I drove up to Dromoland Castle we couldn’t believe that we would actually be spending the night in this fairytale castle hotel. Then when a horse and carriage pulled up front I actually looked at my husband and started giggling. […]
Rebekah Power has one of the best jobs in the world. The Waterford, Ireland resident gets to take guests of Mount Juliet horse riding on trails and bridle paths meandering through the 1,500 acre estate.
“I’ve ridden in Alberta, Canada and all over Ireland,” said Power. “What I like about riding in Mount Juliet is that […]
One of the most fantastic activities to do while in Iceland is to complete a horse riding tour on the majestic Icelandic Horse.
Driving through the Icelandic countryside you will see pastures full of wild Icelandic horses. Tourists often stop to admire and take pictures of these absolutely beautiful creatures as they drive to see the […]
Have you ever wanted to fully immerse yourself in the Western lifestyle? I’m not talking about a luxury dude ranch vacation in Montana. I’m talking about a five day, eight hours daily in the saddle, sleep on the ground type of horseback riding vacation in Reno, Nevada. If this authentic cowboy way of life appeals […]
Buying gifts for the horse crazy person in your life is easy, but when you want to go the extra mile and really make that special someone smile, you’ll want to check out these equestrian gift ideas. From horse-themed gift cards to waterproof boots, horsey t-shirts and yoga on horseback, my list of 7 equestrian […]
“You mean you do yoga ON your horse?!” A shocked query is usually how news of my practicing horse yoga is received. I prefer to say I practice yoga with my horse—he serves not merely as a prop, but as my partner. The horse bug bit me before I was even out of the womb, […]
Clomping along the dirt roads under sunny skies, my horse keeps up a gentle pace. That is, until he chooses to take another of his frequent roadside breaks to munch a bit of the tall grass growing along the route. It’s obvious that I’m not the one in charge. My brown steed has been on […]